Moving to Wigan, Greater Manchester? What you need to know

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Moving to Wigan, Greater Manchester - What you need to know

So you are thinking of moving to Wigan in Greater Manchester? You've found some estate agents and they have told you what you wanted to hear. You've read some speil by a local councillor who says that Wigan is on the up an up? Now it's time for a bit of reality. Cold hard statistics culled from the Police, the Indices of Deprivation and the latest census. Is Wigan the land of milk and honey or are Blackrod, Hindley and Ince in Makerfield a lot better? Time to find out.

Crime in Wigan

Using the latest Police street crime figures for the month of July 2020 we have compiled a table of the most voilent Policing areas in and around Wigan. Naturally the more urban and more central areas will have a higher rate of crime, but often you can be surprised when that is not the case and that is the area you want to move to.

Polcing Area Voilent Crimes
Marylebone 1
Springfield 1
Ince-in-Makerfield 1
Douglas 0
Top Lock 0
New Springs 0
Poolstock 0
Pennington Green 0
Boar’s Head 0
Red Rock 0

The English Indices of Deprivation also has crime statistics for Wigan. These statitics are published by the government every 2-3 years. They are a measure of how likely you are to be a victim of personal or material crime in an area, such as muggings or burglary. We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Wigan. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst.

Ward Average rank in England
Hindley (Best) 11128/32845
Worsley Mesnes 11418/32845
Hindley Green 15881/32845
Winstanley 16918/32845
Standish with Langtree 22082/32845
Ince 3414/32845
Douglas 4292/32845
Pemberton 6652/32845
Wigan West 7897/32845
Wigan Central (Worst) 8131/32845
Reader Opinion:

Mawdesley. Home to every boss you hated.

Your Health in Wigan

If you are thinking of moving to Wigan, you want to know if the place is likely to put you on a downward spiral of ill health. We've taken the healh question from the latest census to find out and how Wigan compares to its neighbouring local authorities. People were asked to rate their current health from very bad to very good;

Local Authority Very Bad Bad Fair Good Very Good
Wigan (Wigan) 1.49% 5.7% 14.72% 32.7% 45.39%
Salford 1.7% 5.87% 14.04% 32.35% 46.03%
Bolton 1.4% 5.23% 14.14% 33.88% 45.36%
St. Helens 1.79% 6.48% 14.94% 31.93% 44.85%

The English Indices of Deprivation also has health statistics for Wigan. They measures the risk of premature death and the impairment of quality of life through poor physical or mental health, lovely! We've collated an average rank for all the Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) in each ward in and around Wigan. The table below shows ten wards in this area, from the best to the worst;

Ward Average rank in England
Hindley Green (Best) 10593/32845
Standish with Langtree 14962/32845
Winstanley 15161/32845
Ince 2389/32845
Pemberton 3756/32845
Douglas 3996/32845
Wigan West 6820/32845
Hindley 7316/32845
Worsley Mesnes 8048/32845
Wigan Central (Worst) 9888/32845
Reader Opinion:

Buckshaw village - it's becoming a vile place to be

Deprivation in Wigan

Using the English Indices of Deprivation statistics, we've collated the average Index of Multiple Deprivation rank of all the LSOAs in the wards in and around Wigan. In layman's terms, this is how rough the ward is based on mutiple measures of deprivation including; employment, income, health, crime, housing and outside space.

Ward Average rank in England
Wigan West (Best) 10200/32845
Worsley Mesnes 11847/32845
Hindley 12457/32845
Wigan Central 13705/32845
Hindley Green 16210/32845
Standish with Langtree 24369/32845
Winstanley 24412/32845
Ince 3889/32845
Pemberton 5957/32845
Douglas (Worst) 6077/32845

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    Leigh: A Hive of Villainy in Lesser Manchester

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